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Dovedale

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Address: Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
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The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some...

The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We take care of historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs - and then we open them up for ever, for everyone.

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A lovely walk, about 2.5 hrs to Milldale and back, which includes much of the best of the 'highlights'. Visited in February, but still very busy. There is a large car park but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely walk, about 2.5 hrs to Milldale and back, which includes much of the best of the 'highlights'. Visited in February, but still very busy. There is a large car park but beware, it is privately owned and not NT (which Dovedale itself is). Rounded the visit off with a quick jaunt up Thorp Cloud, for a super view... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dovedale is a beautiful place to visit with great scenery and wildlife, a fab place for families to introduce their little ones to the great outdoors. However, if you enjoy a quiet walk, without many people, this is not the place for you. We spent every 30 seconds greeting people (some of which were miserable and not keen to be... More 

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Thank cmt19
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place for walking, car park not too expensive. The walk up Thorpe Cloud was steeper than anticipated! Lovely day out!!!

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1 Thank Bowmy93
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After lunch at the Isaac Walton Hotel, it's a nice walk along the river, crossing either by bridge or by stones (interesting teaching the dog to do this - at least some of the mud washed off her!). This walk is a real treat but we only went as far as Lovers' Leap as the sun was going down by... More 

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Thank AntonyHurden
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful Place, £3 to park, 20p to use the toilets - but never seen it so littered. PEOPLE ARE REAL SCUM BAGS. There were bags of rubbish left in caves, bottles, chocolate wrappers etc just everywhere, & DOG POO BAGS JUST TOSSED INTO THE TREES THAT THEN DANGLE. WHY CAN'T PEOPLE TAKE THEIR RUBBISH HOME?

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1 Thank hollie1209
Godalming, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This area is certainly worth a visit. The walk is peaceful and the scenery magnificent. Would thoroughly recommend.

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1 Thank Deeks444
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place but can be busy when the sun is out, its lovely to go across the stepping stones but be carefull they can be slippy. Its a case of take your time some of the stones are a good step apart and a bit much for small children & dogs! It's great fun and there is a lovely... More 

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Thank varneymrdeanv
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

all love this children @ adults you can stick to the path by the river go over the stepping stones or like the fist generation as past on climb every mountain singing and thinking they are the vontrap family in the sound of music take jam sandwhiches and crisp pop and some fruit they love it

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Thank angelakhalifa
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area of Derbyshire, just outside the market town of Ashbourne. The famous stepping stones are a must see although the crossing gets busy at peak times so better to go out of season to fully appreciate the landscape. Thorpe Cloud offers great views across the valley. There's a short steep ascent or a longer less arduous route, I'd recommend... More 

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Thank AJoldfield
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful part of the white peaks, probably more fitting for gentle river strolls as much or as little as you like. Thorpe cloud, stepping stones, ILam village and Viators bridge at MIll dale all worth a look. Stunning throughout all seasons.

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